Set in Southeast Asia, STATE OF SIEGE covers 24 critical hours in a military coup d'etat. Fraser, an oil technician on leave and caught up in this explosive whirlwind, tries to extricate himself and pursue his pleasure--namely an Eurasian beauty. But he is hopelessly entangled in the conspiracy and the final outbreak of violence which ends the day.
Our reader finds STATE OF SIEGE "an exciting tale of revolution in a small Southeast Asian country, riddled with plot, counter-plot and treachery. As always Eric Ambler creates characters we can really care about and sets them in vividly described situations. The exotic locale is superbly drawn."
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All in all Steve Fraser had enjoyed his three-year stint in the former Dutch Southeast Asian colony of Sunda, and he'd been well compensated. But now he was looking forward to a last weekend in the capital before heading home. But Sunda was newly independent, and not entirely stable. An opposition faction with fundamentalist Islamic leanings was set on overthrowing the provisonal government. And instead of enjoying a sybaritic weekend with the Eurasian beauty Rosalie, Fraser finds himself trapped with her by a fanatical group who've taken over the country's radio station and made their headquarters in his friend Jebb's apartment. As the government launches a counterattack, the couple's survival depends on their ability to dodge bullets and the shifting loyalties of the coup's liuetenants.
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Book Description Fontana Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Marked remainder, cover is different to the one on Amazon, 176 pages. 'HIS BEST BOOK SINCE HIS TWO CLASSIC THRILLERS, THE MASK OF DIMITRIOSAND JOURNEY INTO FEAR'OBSERVERSteven Fraser was relieved to be leaving Indonesia at the end of his contract. Corruption and brutality had been increasingly the order of the day in the newly independent state of Sunday. But Fraser's trip home had barely begun when he tumbled into the thick of a military coup which threatened still further the island's tottering stability. He seemed merely an unimportant pawn in a violent political game, but only his technical expertise could buy Fraser his life-and that of his all too vulnerable fellow hostage. Bookseller Inventory # 7247
Book Description Fontana Press, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110006169074